|Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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|Diana Clarke 7July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center|
Diana Clarke discusses her path to Yiddish studies, involvement with the internship program and cultural influences of the language. She talks about Yiddish literature, finding a Yiddish community, arguing in Yiddish and the challenges of incorporating Yiddish in life. To cite this interview: Diana Clarke Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nora Feinstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 7, 2010...
Keywords: yiddish education; yiddishkeit; writing in yiddish; jewish cultural influences; creative writing; benefits of learning yiddish; challenges of learning yiddish; yiddish literature; elgenboygn
|Hanan Bordin 13july2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Hanan Bordin, the Yiddish language instructor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the author of several Yiddish textbooks, was interviewed by Marcy Blattner on July 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Hanan Bordin was born in Riga, Latvia, in the former Soviet Union. Hanan states that he heard Yiddish as a child, but did not speak it...
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